|Seoul Arts Center (예술의전당)|
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|The Seoul Arts Center is the representative art complex of Korea. It is comprised of the Opera House, Concert Hall, Art Gallery, Calligraphy Museum and Performance Theater which is exclusively for plays. You can enjoy various performances and exhibitions at this one site.
One of the prominent aspects of the Seoul Arts Center is that it was built to the quality of the world's ten best art centers. The Opera House that stands in the middle of the complex represents the Gat - a traditional Korean hat made of bamboo. You will notice that the roof of the building is the shape of the Gat. Since it is the only place in the world that has a well-preserved collection of written Chinese Characters, the Calligraphy Hall is a nice place for foreigners to visit.
The plot of this complex is approximately 276,800 square yards. Even if you do not enter the buildings of the complex, you will be surprised at the facilities. The outdoor space is fit for the citizens of Seoul and tourists to rest and relax. Behind the complex you will see the mountains. Follow the trail up the mountains and you will reach Daesungsa Temple, a Buddhist temple.
Seoul Arts Center is famous for its free, relaxing outdoor space. At the 'Jangteo' (meaning 'market') there are many events and shows. There is an outdoor theater, which has a half-moon shaped stage along with a square where many performances are held. You can also rest by Umyeonji, the Korean-style pond.
|Opera House (2,283 seats), CJ Towol Theater (1,004 seats), Jayu Theater (241 seats), Concert Hall (2,527 seats), IBK Chamber Hall (600 seats)|
|Opera House, Towol Theater, Jayu Theater, Concert Hall, IBK Chamber Hall, Recital Hall, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Hangaram Design Museum|
|Cafe, restaurants, record shop, art shop, flower shop, jewelry shop, nursing room, etc.|
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Varies by program|
|[Music Hall Parking Lot]
Concert Hall, IBK Chamber Hall, Recital Hall, Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Hangaran Art Design Art Museum, Music Fountain, square
[Special Parking Lot (automatic pay station, advanced fare payment system)]
Concert Hall, IBK Chamber Hall, Recital Hall, Opera Theater, CJ Towol Theater, Jayu Theater, Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Hangaram Museum, Hangaram Design Museum, Water Fountain, square
[Opera House Parking Lot]
Opera Theater, CJ Towol Theater, Jayu Theater, Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Hangaram Museum, Hangaram Art Design Museum
the first 30 minutes
1,000 won for each additional 15 minutes
* Patrons for performance: 4,000 won for 5 hours
* Patrons for exhibition: 3,000 won for 3 hours
|* Online reservation: www.sacticket.co.kr (Korean, English)
* Mobile reservation: m.sacticket.co.kr (Korean only)
* Phone reservation
[Customer service] +82-2-580-1300
- +82-2-580-1234 (ARS) / +82-2-580-1588 (SMS)
- Gold member: +82-2-580-1700
- Blue member: +82-2-580-1400
Nambu Bus Terminal (Seoul Subway Line 3), and Exit 4-1 or 4-2.
Take Bus No. 406, 1500-2, 1553, Seocho11 or Seocho17 and get off at Seocho-dong Seoul Art Center Bus Stop.
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